7:04 pm7:04 pm

The Relatable Lunchbox Recipe

By |September 4th, 2018|Digestion, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

By Kerri Lambie, Registered Homeopath & Holistic Nutritionist

Food was an integral component to my upbringing. I have great memories of sitting around the kitchen table for hours with my family laughing and enjoying the meal prepared for us.

Going to school I had the same enjoyment from opening my brown paper bag (yes I am aging myself) and eating with my friends. Although there were many times I was envious of the cakes and cookies my friends had, as my mother opted for healthy snacks. I used to think that times had changed, however now as the mother of two boys I see the same lunch comparisons coming up much like I had those years ago.

Soon after beginning kindergarten, my eldest son came home asking why he didn’t get cookies in his lunch like his friends (up until that point his sugar intake was pretty minimal aside from some natural sugars). I knew he was referring to those multi-coloured sprinkle cookies that attracted kids like a magpie to a shiny object! It dawned on me that in addition to making sure he was getting nutritious food for lunch, the snacks also needed to be trendy food that he and the other kids could relate to, so that he didn’t feel deprived and left out.

Here are a couple of my boy’s favourites:

Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding […]

6:39 pm6:39 pm

Advocating for Your Child’s Learning Style

By |September 4th, 2018|Mental Clarity, Supporting Your Child|0 Comments

By Lindsey Danisch, MSW, RSW

The start of the school year can be both exciting and scary. For some, it’s a fresh start! For others, it’s the return of challenges and struggles. For most, it’s both. Being a former Special Education teacher, I support many parents in my private practice as they navigate the ins and outs of school support. From in-class support, to assessment and understanding the alphabet soup of Special Education:  ILP, IEP, SST, ASD, ODD, LD, etc, I provide a safe place for parents explore their rights and options.

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6:27 pm6:27 pm

Allergy Assessment using MORA Bioresonance Therapy

By |September 4th, 2018|Allergies, Detoxification/Cleanse, Medical Intuition, Mind Body Medicine|0 Comments

Allergy Assessment using MORA Bioresonance Testing

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

 Allergies develop when the immune system mistakes a harmless substance like a food, animal dander or pollen as harmful.  

 “Leaky Gut Syndrome” (LGS) is a common underlying cause of food allergies and sensitivities. LGS is the result of irritation and inflammation of the gut lining, as well as disruption of the microbiome, which is composed of healthy flora within the gut. Irritation and inflammation result from chronic exposure to inflammatory foods, environmental toxins, pesticides, food additives and medication, which also disrupt the microbiome.  The leaky gut lining allows both bacteria and food proteins, that normally do not pass through the gut lining, into the systemic circulation, there they trigger the immune system and are labelled as invaders and allergies and sensitivities develop.

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6:13 pm6:13 pm

Transition Challenges of Going Back to School

By |September 4th, 2018|Anxiety, Relationships, Self Care, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Geraldine Del Monaco, Energy Healer & Intuitive Practitioner

Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper tantrums, complain of headaches or stomach pains, withdraw, and become sullen or irritable.

Worries are common. Anxious children and teens worry about many different school-related issues, such as teachers, friends, fitting in, and/or being away from their parents.

Also as parents, we often have high expectation and when they are not met, we can unconsciously transmit our frustration to our kids.

The following are a list of physical and emotional signs of anxiety that parents can watch for:

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Recipe Watermelon Gazpacho

By |July 30th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

By: Kerri Lambie, RHN & HOM

As a nutritionist I am hearing more and more from people that it is “just too hot to eat!” and while you may feel like that is true, I personally feel there is nothing better on those kinds of days then a nice cooling meal of seasonal treasures.

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Tips to Stay Cool this Summer

By |July 30th, 2018|Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition|0 Comments

By: Dr. Keara Taylor, ND

As we near the peak of summer here in Toronto, we are experiencing the heat and humidity that comes along with the longer, sunnier days. While it is important to get outside and soak up that vitamin D, we also want to stay cool and comfortable.  Here are some tips to help you cool down this summer:

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2:21 pm2:21 pm

Synergy Acu-facial

By |July 30th, 2018|Acupuncture, Self Care|0 Comments

By Evelyn Cho, Registered Acupuncturist

Facial acupuncture has been gained popularity over the past few years as a natural way to slow the aging process. Although much of the treatment is targeted to the face and jaw, it is truly a revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. Specific points are chosen to address underlying imbalances and/or root causes that accelerate the aging process. Ultimately, the whole body is restored to a state of harmony to bring out the innate radiance of an individual.

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Homeopathy & Babies

By |June 21st, 2018|Homeopathy, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

By: Kerri Lambie Registered Homeopath & Holistic Nutritionist.

Over the past few years there has been a shift towards a more holistic way of life. We go to farmers’ markets for fresh, local foods, to studios for mental and physical wellness and even to juice bars instead of pubs for our social gatherings. So, it is not surprising that parents are now searching for safe, natural ways to treat their greatest treasures, their children.

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Pregnancy & Anxiety

By |June 21st, 2018|Mental Clarity, Women's Wellness|0 Comments

By: Lindsey Danisch MSW, RSW

I’ve never thought of myself a health nut, but I do consider myself a conscience consumer. Suddenly, when I got pregnant, I found myself questioning my entire lifestyle. It started with the questions I was being asked about the kind of mother I wanted to be. When I didn’t know the answers, I started to get a little nervous. But that’s what research is for!

But then, otherpeople started asking me questions too: Do I want an epidural? Will I use a midwife or a MD for the birth? Do I want to breastfeed? Am I already on a list for childcare? Will I use cloth or disposable diapers? Will I co-sleep?

While I choose to believe most people asking the questions had good intentions and aren’t trying to judge my answers, it was hard not to judge myself. This being my first baby, I had not made these decisions before.  This is where anxiety steps in.

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Chiropractics for Infants

By |June 21st, 2018|chiropractic benefits, Mind Body Medicine|0 Comments

With Dr. Jonathan Cartile, DCM

Q1: What are the benefits of chiropractic treatments for infants and children? 

Dr.Cartile: The nervous system is the first system to form in the fetus. It is the system that controls all the other systems in the body. As a chiropractor I look for areas where the nervous system is comprised and correct it. This will let the baby grow and develop without any interference.

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